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April 13, 2021

Welcome to the Urban EDC Showcase! Each week, we feature a member of the EDC community and the gear they rely on every day. Want to be featured? Submit your gear photo.

A proud alumni of our Urban EDC Supply community feature, we talked to Jannik (@mr.decaffeinato) in 2018 (Showcase #114) and thought it's high-time we revisited his carrySince then, Jannik has boldly pursued his passion in EDC and has come a long way. Read on to find out how his carry has evolved, and how he has turned his obsession and passion into his profession.

Featured Tools:

  • Pen: Fellhoelter TiBolt Fluted
    Working in an office, you always have a couple of pens lying around and then mysteriously vanishing, which they tend to do when you need them most. As most people, a pen is something I need day in, day out, so getting something to carry everyday wherever I go was only logical. I specifically like how the TiBolt closes. It is just perfect to play around with when you are lost in thought or need to keep your hands busy while concentrating.

  • SAK: Victorinox Tinker with Daily Customs 91.2 titanium scales
    I know that there are people out there who treasure the original red plastic scales but I always wanted an upgrade for my SAKs. I prefer the titanium scales due to their robustness, light weight and, to be honest, looks. I know one needs to care about what’s on the inside, but just look at them… anodized titanium is so freakin’ good.

    These scales hold a special place in my collection as they gave me, and Daily Customs, the opportunity to collaborate with my good friend Raven the Pirate. I am very happy with how they turned out!

  • Flashlight: ReyLight Pineapple Mini Ti
    I think that this flashlight is one of the absolute best in its price range. It is small, bright and simply indispensable. Especially, when I walk the dog on a dark winter morning, I have found myself many times reaching for the Pineapple Mini in order to find a stick or that damn squeaky toy she dropped somewhere in the bushes.

  • Pouch: Knife Lounge
    I always carry a leather pouch for my SAK. Here, we have Knife Lounge Exclusive that has an integrated pocket clip. The dyed gray leather looks very classy and magnificently unpretentious.

  • Coin: Raven the Pirate
    There always are few small objects on my desk, in my pockets or in my car. To the non-EDC-fanatic they may seem useless but, man, do they look cool. The coin is by my good friend Sam, aka Raven the Pirate, and is so stunning to look at. As someone who has always been fascinated by skull-related EDC, I just had to have the bearded skull bead when I first saw it!

  • Knife: Daily Knives AK1 Drop Point RWL34™
    One might think that the Swiss Army Knife would suffice, which it does in most cases, but I enjoy knives so much that I rarely carry just the one. Knife-related EDC gave me the opportunity to turn my hobby into a profession, so you’ll rarely see me without one.

    In my opinion, the AK1 is the perfect EDC fixed knife. Workmanship and used materials are amazing. It is also relatively small, and therefore light, but still large enough to handle nicely.

      Background:

      I grew up in the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany. As a passionate EDC collector, I started Daily Customs towards the end of my studies. The idea was to create high-quality replacement knife scales for Swiss Army Knives.

      Even though the red plastic SAK comes with a lot of nostalgia, I always thought that scales made of different metals would be so much cooler. We do everything ourselves. From designing and manufacturing to finishing and shipping. Having all production steps under one roof comes with a lot of responsibility but also enables us to ensure that the quality is up to our own standards every step of the way.

      Although we've grown quite a bit since 2017, we are still a small and relatively young team. In 2020, we started a collaboration with Boker to release our first line of fixed EDC knives. The idea behind Daily Knives is to give young knife makers a platform and apply our modularity concept to their artistic visions – much like how Urban EDC Supply does. 

      I am incredibly fortunate to do what I do. Being able to turn an obsession into a profession and meeting great people from all over the world that share said obsession is absolutely amazing. I want to thank the EDC community and everybody who helped us along the way!

      I first got into EDC because my grandpa used to tell me that a ’real man’ should always carry a knife. While the wording clearly hasn’t aged too well, I still treasure the essence of it. Carrying a knife, and an SAK in particular, has proven useful so often that an advice turned into a hobby - and arguably into an obsession. Once you find yourself browsing through dozens of knife-related pictures a day, pens, flashlights and watches aren’t far off.

      In my free time, you’re most likely to find my out and about on any given day. Whether I’m walking the dog, going fishing or just meeting up with friends and family. Furthermore, I enjoy good food, regular strength trainings sessions and a good amount of tinkering.

      Favorite EDC Tool:

      It has to be the Victorinox Tinker with our own scales. Daily Customs started off with 91 mm scales, so it’s hard to look past the item that started it all. An unmeasurable amount of passion, time and effort has gone into these scales, so they will forever hold a special place within my collection.

      What's On Your Gear Radar:

      I’d just love to get my hands on a Master Electrician or Master Gardener by Victorinox. They were part of a very limited run for SMKW but are so rare that it’ll probably take some time to come across one.


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